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Everything else / Re: Lathes and stuff
« on: July 03, 2009, 02:01:20 AM »
OK, that out of the way.

1/ carbide / HSS debate.

Carbide is for production environments with very rigid machines, loads of spindle torque, where high material removal rates are the difference between trading and going bust.

HSS can cut anything carbide can, plus you can sharpen or harden it at home, it is NOT great for high material removal rates, but so what in a hobby environment. HSS can be posted out and CNC sharpened and posted back for a couple of bucks a tool if you don't have a suitable tool grinder and skill.

Hello Guy, I have not been checking in here very often, good to see you are back.

If you really believe HSS can cut anything carbide can you should get yourself into a modern punch & die or mold shop.  Carving on 60Rc tool steels with coated carbide tooling is getting to be old news.

Everything else / Re: Interesting cooling system
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:30:13 PM »
The guy who runs the Stak is big on protecting what belongs to him and the members of his board.
Looks like this link goes to a part of the board he does not want to be linked to.

A bit of a description would help a lot in trying to find the right page.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Fairbanks Morse running 175 rpm?
« on: January 24, 2008, 02:31:15 PM »
The guy that owns that engine is about 45 miles from me, he puts on a nice little show in the fall.
Some select pics of the last time I was there.
In the OilPull vid shows him running the tractor.

Generators / Re: Connecting backup power to the house
« on: January 15, 2008, 02:42:28 PM »
Outback inverters are expensive per watt, but they spend the money on good quality internal components and they are beating Trace at their own game. That is one of the reasons for their loss of market share over the past few years. You’re going to get years of trouble free service from those units, good luck.

Diesel Guy

The group of engineers that started Outback did so after leaving Trace. ;)
Often means they had some ideas they wanted to try but management was not willing to listen, usually means bad news for the old company.

Other Fuels / Re: Sinker EDM fluid
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:19:25 PM »

Other Fuels / Sinker EDM fluid
« on: December 11, 2007, 05:01:53 PM »
Has anyone burned EDM oil in a Listeroid or other engine?

I have a chance to get about 80 gallons of unused EDM oil for free.  Company switched brands and does not want to mix them and seems to think it will cost them to get rid of it.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS cold starting porn.
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:49:42 PM »
Man another vid. that makes me want some heavy wheels. :D
These light weight ones out of India make starting a little more work, need more speed to get thru the compression stroke.

Listeroid Engines / Re: light bulbs flicker solution.
« on: November 02, 2007, 08:30:21 PM »
That is pretty neat, did you see the video of it working? I bet it's expensive/

All I got was sound seems I need a new codec, what the hell was wrong with one of the thousands of existing ones.  ???

Expensive to buy but the springs off an old garage door present some possibilities. ;)

Listeroid Engines / Re: light bulbs flicker solution.
« on: November 02, 2007, 04:28:53 PM »
Probably not cheap but it does not need a battery.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Generator vibration and torque pulses
« on: October 11, 2007, 02:48:37 PM »
Here is what I see.

Listeroid Engines / Re: An Affordable Electric Genset Governor?
« on: October 10, 2007, 04:47:06 PM »
Here is an idea for a simple governor.
I use the same circuit for a speed control on an electric feed for my milling machine, works great.
Here it would be working in torque mode.  The tread mill motors have decent ball bearings and enough mass they should handle the heat without the cooling air from spining.

General Discussion / Re: listeroids in the minneapolis area?
« on: October 04, 2007, 01:23:25 PM »
Well scanning down the first page in the Lister Market Place forum find a post by one tnorvold he sells engines out of Woodville but he works in the cities.
I would guess he could point you at a working engine or two.

And if you promise to be a good duck and not wear a purple T-shirt we will let you come across to this side of the river for a while. :)

General Discussion / Re: H2O combustion
« on: October 03, 2007, 03:19:32 PM »
1200 watts of RF power frees $0.50 worth of hydrogen, and makes a funny yellow flame.    Something is off, as when hydrogen burns, it's an invisible flame, and UV detectors are used to sense the fire. ( we use hydrogen here at work, and have all sorts of sensors and safeguards to keep an eye on it )

"Sea water"

The flame will be yellow with all that salt around.

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